Over 75? You CAN have your cake and eat it as a poor diet makes no difference to your health

Get to 75 and you can eat what you like: Poor diet makes no difference to your health If you live to 75, your diet is unlikely to make much difference to your health afterwards, say expertsCompared elderly people who followed high-fat, high-sugar or healthy diet By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:35 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 18 January 2013 Many of us spend decades trying to overcome our food demons by avoiding fast food restaurants and resisting the dessert tray.

Deep vein thrombosis: Pulsating plaster stuck to the back of the knee to beat killer blood clots

Pulsating plaster stuck to the back of the knee to beat killer blood clots | UPDATED: 01:23 GMT, 18 December 2012 A high-tech plaster that’s stuck to the back of the knee could lower the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the leg following surgery.

Pregnant wife inspires engineer to build affordable, hand-held baby scanner that could save thousands of lives

Pregnant wife inspires engineer to build affordable, hand-held baby scanner that could save thousands of lives Sonar expert Jeff Neasham used cheap components to make a hand-held scanner which can plug into a laptopPictures of the unborn child can then be viewed on the computer's screenDevice could be manufactured for 30 to 40 compared to the ultrasound machines in hospitals which cost betweem 20,000 to 100,000 | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 14 September 2012 A mother-to-be inspired her electronic engineer husband to devise a new low-cost baby scanner which could save hundreds of thousands of lives.

Identical twins with illness so rare it was named after them can finally speak again using speech machines (and they"ve chosen different accents…

Identical twins with illness so rare it was named after them can finally speak again using speech machines (and they've chosen different accents so friends can tell them apart) Kirstie and Catherine Fields are the only two people on the planet who suffer from Fields Condition, a progressive muscle afflictionAfter losing their voices four years ago, the twins were delighted to each receive an electronic speech machine for their 18th birthday Kirstie chose an Australian accent and Catherine an American one | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 12 September 2012 Identical twin sisters with the world’s rarest medical condition have been given the best 18th birthday present they could have wished for – their voices back.

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Scientists preserve and capture microscopic side of snowflakes

The secrets of snowflakes: Scientists capture incredible close-ups of ice crystals (but they had to freeze the microscope to -170C to get the shots)Hydrologists study the snowflakes” composition to understand their effects on ecosystemNaturally occurring snowflakes are collected outside Maryland research center and shipped in .Photographed using a specialized microscope whose viewing stage is chilled to -170C, scientists in Maryland are showing a whole new side to what”s caught on the tip of our tongues.

“Choose which one of your children will die”: The chilling email sent to Tory MP Louise Mensch by internet troll

“Choose which one of your children will die”: The chilling email sent to Tory MP Louise Mensch by internet troll. Frank Zimmerman, 60, refused to attend court where he was found guilty in his absence of sending the menacing message

My paralysed foot was brought back to life by a buzzer inside my thigh

My paralysed foot was brought back to life by a buzzer inside my thigh | UPDATED: 21:15 GMT, 7 April 2012 Lida Litras life has been transformed by the ActiGait implant n electronic implant the size of a matchbox is offering a solution to thousands of Britons who suffer foot paralysis.

The tiny robot that would check your health from INSIDE your body

The tiny swimming robot that will check your health from INSIDE your body Robot will respond to light and chemicals like a living organism | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 30 March 2012 A tiny robot that resembles a nightmarish sea creature is being developed that could one day help pinpoint diseases from inside the human body.

US warned French breast implant maker PIP 10 YEARS before silicone scandal

U.S. warned French breast implant maker 10 YEARS before silicone scandal brokePIP”s saline devices described as “adulterated”U.S. health authorities issued warning in 2000Firm”s silicone implants already under investigationThousands more women could be affected The French breast implant maker at the heart of a worldwide scandal was warned about the quality of its products more than 10 years ago, it emerged today